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CSPAN
Jan 19, 2013 8:00pm EST
president and mrs. obama were at an elementary school in washington, ec bank they participated in a community project -- in washington, d.c. they participated in a community project. >> that was a good one. [laughter] [inaudible chatter] [applause] >> hello, everyone. hello, hello, hello. [cheers and applause] well. [cheers and applause] this is a good-looking crew here. first of all, we want to acknowledge burrville elementary school. [cheers and applause] and the principal, who is doing outstanding work. if you see to it, you might think she is a student, but no, she is the principal. as they look around the room, we see friends from all across the country. people who have been great supporters, but more importantly, everybody here -- children understand the importance of giving back. as we think about not so much inauguration, but we think about the fact that this is dr. king 's birthday we are celebrating this weekend, i'm always reminded that he said that everyone wants to be first. everyone wants to be a drum major, but if you are going to be a drum major, be a drum major for
CSPAN
Jan 21, 2013 1:00am EST
where the president and mrs. obama, my wife, and i, and everybody on the inaugural committee, we will have teeth. he and i pride alone in the car over to the capital. -- ride alone in the car over to the capital. i promised i would not bring up politics. then we wait in an anteroom where we will serve greek style yogurt to people. and we marched out onto the platform at a ceremony.
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 5:00pm EST
day for the first family today. president and mrs. obama attended services with their daughters at the metropolitan african methodist episcopal church. they celebrated slain civil rights leader, reverend martin luther king jr. at one of the most historic churches in washington. and tomorrow is of course, the main event. some 800,000 people expected to pack the west front of the capitol to watch president obama publicly take his oath of office. the president has already started his second term, he took the oath earlier today in an intimate swearing-in ceremony in the blue room of the white house. i want you to take a look. >> please raise your right hand and repeat after me. >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear. >> that i will execute the office of president to the united states faithfully. >> that i will execute -- >> faithfully the office of president of the united states faithfully. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the united states. >> preserve, protect and defend the consti
CNN
Jan 21, 2013 6:00am PST
there, wolf. i am across from the church where president obama and mrs. obama are inside sitting, not in the traditional president's pew, but in the first row, as is the vice president and his family, and i want to show you, if this bus will move behind me, you can see over here the presidential limousine, the beast. once this service is over and we are told that it will be short and sweet, the beast is standing ready to whisk president obama and mrs. obama off to the capitol. >> brianna, thank you. let's go to jessica yellin. jessica, i understand you're learning some details about what the president will say. >> reporter: one insider insisted to me, wolf, that there is no challenge to be met today, no political test, but president obama considers this speech deeply meaningful, an important opportunity, a chance to reset the political conversation, and aides concede to me, it's no easy task. >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear. >> reporter: a second inaugural, a second chance for president barack obama. he used his first address to issue a grim warning about the coming economi
CSPAN
Jan 19, 2013 9:00pm EST
-elect and mrs. obama attending church services across from the white house. they went to the white house and the motorcade for the coast and the inaugural address. here is a look at the activities from 2009. ♪ >> how are you? [sirens] [cheers and applause] ♪ [cheers and applause] >> good morning. [cheers] [cheers and applause] >> you ok? >> yeah, i'm fine. ♪ cheers and applause ♪ [cheers and applause] [cheers] >> ready to go? >> we have senator biden in the other room. >> present. ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the chief justice of the united states, john g. roberts jr. and the associate justices of the supreme court of the united states. ♪ >> how are you? good morning. >> ladies and gentlemen, william bailey, john rogers jr., patrick g. ryan, cochairs of the inaugural committee. and the executive director of the 56 presidential inaugural committee. ♪ ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the president elect [indiscernible] >> how are you? >> you are my hero. >> thank you. thank you for taking care of those people from indiana. >> great to see you. >> congratulations. >> great to
ABC
Jan 21, 2013 6:30am PST
of the first lady's fashion and the daughters', as well. we see mrs. obama, just before they went into the church, st. john's episcopal church. >> american designer, thom browne, and j. crew and kate spade for the girls. tim gunn has been watching with us. tim, tell us what you've seen so far. >> good morning, diane. good morning, george. i've seen a thrilling, thrilling morning, i have to say. very exciting. and gorgeous clothes. the first lady and the daughters look magnificent. >> tell us about this designer thom browne. i heard this morning that about $14 million in free advertising, every time the president's wife wears a new outfit and the designer is mentioned. >> i'm not surprised to hear that. but i will share with you that i was very surprised to hear that thom browne was the designer. thom browne is very well-known for avant-garde men's wear. i thought, mrs. obama is wearing thom browne. but what a gorgeous coat. >> i know mrs. obama has spoken about the issue of clothes, that she came into this never thinking that much about what she was wearing. realized it was going
CBS
Jan 21, 2013 10:00am EST
phrase, are we there yet? here they come. >> and of course, mrs. obama stepping into the limousine. since we leave no stone unturned here at cbs she was wearing a thom browne coat and dress we are told. fabric was based on the style of a man's silk tie. we'll be seeing a lot more of that. i have people who hand me cards, bob. we have very, very smart people here at cbs news whose job is it to make me look smart. that's how we know that. we'll be expecting the president here shortly. i don't believe we have seen the vice president yet either. of course the marine guard standing there at the door as always. nora o'donnell our colleague and host of "cbs this morning" is down there at the mall. >> you described her clothing choices and sasha and malia, wearing purple. not red or blue, but purple. now we see the vice president, joe biden, as he joins the president there in the limousine to take this ride up to capitol hill. >> and the president's limousine standing by. this is the driveway right there in front of the west wing. the entrance to the west wing. if you go through this door
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 5:00pm PST
furniture. but that's business. what will the gown look like? if the past is any guide, mrs. obama with those famous arms tends to favor strapless and one shoulder gowns. fitted at the waist and lots of color. sources say strapless is at least one option she's considering. designers are mindful this piece of clothing is not just an outfit but a piece of history, too. >> you have to describe in this garment what she's feeling, the importance of the moment. >> i felt like betsy ross. >> reporter: designer isabel gained fame after the dressing the first lady on the swearing-in. >> i wanted to do the inauguration. >> reporter: why? >> because that's the moment that the whole world is a part of. and a whole world was watching. >> reporter: which is why this time -- >> some people wanted the know, are you a part of it this time? there's nothing more important than seeing someone else have this gift and what they do with it. >> and let me bring in our cnn resident fashionista alino cho and let's begin with you. you have the inside scoop. can we talk about what she was wearing the blue, the car
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 11:00am PST
book about mrs. obama's unique style. >>> the first lady, michelle obama is known for many, many things, very calm demeanor, her dedication to health and fitness, her fantastic and enviable arpgs and her style. >> and as she celebrated her 49th birthday this past week, she was shorting a new hair style. it is all about the bangs. the nation simply abuzz after this photo was posted on twitter. she also turned some heads in a stylish tracy reece dress. at the democratic national convention, i don't know what that means, but i can't wait to find out. what will she wear on inauguration day. >> and tracy reece is just a very, very fabulous designer. we want to talk a little bit more about michelle obama's book, with kate betts, she is in new york. we're sorry you're missing out on the festivities here. usually i know we get a minute about what the first lady is going to wear on inauguration day. but this time around, no one knows, right? >> she keeps us waiting until the last minute. i'm sure there's about 10 or 20 designers on pins and needles tonight or you know, kneeling down and s
FOX
Jan 21, 2013 8:00am PST
president's room for signing ceremony. mr. obama and dr. biden will go to the side. sergeant-at-arms and paul irving will announce and signing will begin. mike emanuel in the row taund today. to you. >> reporter: we see lawmakers coming into the capitol rotunda. the president is obviously in great spirits. this obviously is a happy day for him and his family and for the american people. this is uniquely american day. the president seemed to be in great spirits. said hello to supporters as coming through. very deliberate in his steps. definitely looked around and observed beautiful artwork here in the rotunda and made his way to very ornate room in the united states capitol, the president's room. just off the senate chambers. so. not his first time going through the process. definitely seemed to take a some moments to enjoy the view, recognizing the magnitude of this moment, shep. shepard: mike, thanks. we have a presidential historian and dean of the school of communication at hofstra university, on long island, new york. evan joins us. it thoughts briefly what we just witnessed? >> i think f
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 8:00am PST
last girls' night out of the first term. mrs. obama and her daughters sasha and malia attended the children's concert. an event put together at the request of the first lady for kids with parents in the military. >> when i think about who we are. when i think about what makes america great, i think about all of you, our men and women in uniform, our military spouses and our amazing military kids. >> working with military families, fighting childhood obesity and mentoring at-risk kids in washington, d.c., were the signature causes of mrs. obama's first term in the white house. cnn has learned she has been working on a second-term agenda since december and she may pick up a new cause. valerie jarrett, a top adviser to the president, a long-time friend to the first couple. >> she will take on issues that she cares passionately about. she wants to make sure her heart is in it and she can give it the energy she deserves. >> reporter: but the first lady's top priority is her family. >> at the end of the day, my most important title is still mom in chief. my daughters are still the heart
WHUT
Jan 22, 2013 1:00am EST
pelosi. >> announcer: ladies and gentlemen, the first lady of the united states, mrs. michelle obama, accompanied by secretary of the senate nancy erikson, clerk of the house of representatives, karen h0. 0s, mrs. schubert, mrs. reed and -- [cheering] >> next up we're going to see the approach and about to be announced of vice president, the world's happiest guy, bill biden. don't think we have ever seen him except in times of national crises without that smile on his face. >> and why not today. >> it's the effect of joe biden's remarks on this administration. they were an odd couple. he was the hot to barack obama's cool. >> he was the punch line for a lot of late-night monologues. if anything, joe biden has emerged in this administration has a key player and indispensable player in dealing with the congress and the political part of politics, the people part of politics which the president does not spend a lot of time, effort, or energy on. >> do you agree with that. >> if you look at the deal with congress, they tried every other relationship, the obama, the reed-mcconnell relatio
FOX News
Jan 21, 2013 8:00am PST
president of the united states, barak h obama and mrs. obama accompanied by charles schumer and mrs. schumer. [applause]. ♪ >> as we get ready to start this luncheon we're going to take a quick break, and keep is here on fox as our inauguration coverage continues. [ male announcer ] nearly sixteen million people visit washington dc every year. some come to witness... some to be heard. we come to make an impact. to learn from leaders... and to lead others. to create... and create change. we are the george washington university... we come to make history. we are the george washington university... go, go, go, go! bye sweetie. honey what are you doing? we gotta go! it's dress-like-a-president day, i'm supposed to be martin van buren. who? martin van buren! google? martin van buren. ♪ ♪ (train horn) vo: wherever our trains go, the economy comes to life. norfolk southern. one line, infinite possibilities. i'i invest in what i know.r. i turned 65 last week. i'm getting married. planning a life. there are risks, sure. but, there's no reward without it. i want to be prepared for the l
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 10:00am EST
republicans which comes from the main state of ohio which is the epicenter of the universe. secondly, mrs. pelosi becomes the speaker with president obama and there wasn't any bipartisanship. there was ramming through the stimulus and there was ramming through of cap and trade and no amendments, no discussions. boehner has reopened that up. this is a new beginning, the president's second term and if both sides take the view and sort of take a deep breath and say let's do the doable rather than setting ourselves up for 2014. >> how long does he have? >> do have to disagree with the total misreading. i was chairman of the committee and the notion we ran things through and i worked very closely with the republicans, with ben bernanke and all the republican bush appointees and we tried very hard to -- >> let's look forward, though. can people put these different opinions aside. you disagree with his take on how things went on. that's one of the problems. everybody in washington has been dug in. let's start gun control. doable? >> this deterioration started in 2010 with tea party domination. a
CNN
Jan 22, 2013 12:00am PST
cambridge had hers. jackie had hers. i think mrs. obama looked absolutely stunning in that red dress. i really did. what do you think? >> i have to be honest, i'm surprised and not surprised. i disagree with the fact that i think mrs. obama has really champions different designers and given everyone an opportunity. i thought this was a greatphletfirm for her to really sort of debut a new name, but at the same time, michelle always knew exactly what works for her, and she's doing it again. >> only two inaugural balls. and she's gone for the tried and tested and safe guy who has designed, again, i think, like last time, a stunning dress. and in the end, that's all that matters. we'll all be jabbering away for days, well, she should have given someone else a chance. she knows because she's smart about her fashion, every magazine cover in the world right now is switching to that red dress, and it's going to go down very, very well. i defy anyone to look at it and say that isn't a great choice. >> it's fantastic. it enhanced every feature she's known for, the cross halter, her shoulders,
CBS
Jan 21, 2013 1:30pm EST
mr. obama. bill, what are they telling you? >> scott, i'm here at a major immigrant rights organization here in los angeles, people gathered here this morning to watch the inauguration. they say there has been a political sea change. 71% of latino voters voted for president obama. they say they were there for him when he seed needed them. now he expects them. i'm here with the director, who met twice with president obama on immigration issues. what is it that you want, that you expect of president obama this time? >> we want leadership. leadership from president obama that his wonderful rhetoric and his discourse match action. and so what we expect from him is that he is every ounce of his political capital to convince members of both parties, republicans and democrats to get an immigration reform law passed that he is able to sign. we are -- what we're fighting for is a passive citizenship, unity of our families and -- added up to 1.5 million individuals. and millions of families impacted by that. we're going to work hard, we listened to him in terms of our activism. we're
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 7:00pm EST
but when the ceremony is done, all the parties, mr. obama will still have to deal with the republican led house of representatives, divided government in washington. sharon peter king of new york, the congressman with the best last name in congress, is with us this evening. mr. chairman, it's good to see you. as a republican and a member of a republican caucus that has had its own internal nights in recent days, what can the president do? he's a democrat. you know the partisanship. what can he do to hit a reset button. >> the partisanship is there. from the president's perspective, i think he should not be, i don't know if arrogant is the right word. he won the election. he won it fair and square, to doubt about that, but i think there's been a tone of almost like an imperious tone the last few times. i'm not saying it will guarantee results if he's more outreach and republicans respond. i think he should try it. even independent voters have told me they thought the news conference last week was had too much arrogance and some of his tone. having said that, listen, he had s
CSPAN
Jan 21, 2013 7:00am EST
years. i think mr. obama is doing a heck of a good job. he is getting a lot of his promises down. i hope the next four years are as good as the last. thank you for having me. host: eric in seattle, what do think about all this? -- do you think about all this? you always have to turn down the volume and dirty -- on your tv. in today's inaugural, you'll hear a lot from senator schumer. here he is explaining his role in today's inauguration. >> the hardest part is trying to make sure everybody, there will be a huge crowd, not as big as four years ago, but a huge crowd, they get to their places, their seeds or standing places. as you know, there were big problems four years ago, not the fault of the committee, but of some people. we're trying to deal with huge numbers of people. we have done a couple of things -- we are using an iphone at -- app that will tell the on where they are and where the best route to go to, taking into account lines and everything, to get to their seat. people waited in line for hours, and when they got to the gate, they were told they were at the wrong date. t
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2013 12:00am EST
first lady, mrs. laura bush. >> [crowd chanting "obama"] ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, mrs. michelle obama and dr. jill i didnbiden. ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states, the honorable george walker bush. with senator mitch mcconnell, house republican leader representative john boehner, and secretary for the minority, david chapa. ♪ >> has deputy sergeant at arms, senator harry reid, house majority leader. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, the president elect of the united states, joseph r aydin junior -- r. biden junior. [crowd chanting "obama!"] >> ladies and gentlemen, accompanying the president- elect, the committee for inaugural ceremonies, the senate sergeant at arms, gainer, wilson living good, chairman of the joint congressional committee on inaugural sermon -- the ramones, diane feinstein. house majority leader, house republican leader, john boehner. ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the president-elect of the united states, barack h. obama. [applause] [cheers and applause] ♪ [cheers and applause] [chanting "obama!"] >> ladies and gentlemen, pleas
MSNBC
Jan 21, 2013 7:00am PST
of the united states, barack h. obama and mrs. obama accompanied by senator charles e. schumer and mrs. schumer. ♪ >> the president circulating in the statuary hall in the capitol. it's one of the larger spaces. >> it's the old house before the civil war. that was the house of representatives. >> it's one of the biggest places that you can put a large ceremonial event. these events, these luncheons post-inaugural luncheons have grown to be rather unwieldy over the years, and they shrunk them down to the point where there's still, like, what, hundreds of people there. it's not the sort of thing that goes on for hours and hours and hours. simply so that we can get the inaugural parade underway before dark. >> you notice that the first lady changed? >> yes. >> see, this is like a wedding almost. you have the -- have you to rush away to the car at the end and do the whole thing. i always thought it was interesting. the president -- i remember reagan came back and had to change before his inaugural parade after the ceremony. >> do we get to cover any of this? do we cover any of the re
CNN
Jan 21, 2013 2:00am EST
will the gown look like? if the past is any guide, mrs. obama with those famous arms tends to favor strapless and one shoulder gowns, fitted at the waist and lots of color. sources say strapless is at least one option she's considering. designers are mindful this piece of clothing is not just an outfit, but a piece of history too. >> you have to describe in this garment what she's feeling. >> i felt like betsy ross. >> she dressed the first lady at the swearing in ceremony on inauguration morning. >> i didn't want to dress her for that evening of the ball. i wanted to do the inauguration? >> why. >> because that's the moment that the whole world is apart of. and the whole world was watching. >> which is why this time -- >> some people wanted to know. i thought, there's nothing more important than seeing someone else have this gift and what they do with it. >> reporter: let me bring in our cnn resident fashionista, alina cho. we also have josie standing next to me, a stylist and creative director for elle magazine. you always have the inside scoop, can we talk about what she was wear
PBS
Jan 21, 2013 8:00am PST
, barack h. obama. [cheering] [cheers and applause] >> thank you [crowd chanting "obama, obama"] >> thank you. thank you so much. vice president biden, mr. chief justice, members of the united states congress, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens, each time we gather to inaugurate a president, we bear witness to the enduring strength of our constitution. we affirm the promise of our democracy. we were called to what binds this nation together as not the colors of our skin or the tenants of our faith, or the origins of our names. what makes us exceptional, what makes us american is our allegiance to an idea articulated in a declaration made more than two centuries ago we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are creat created equal.[ applause] that they are endowed by their creator with certain unaliable rights among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. today we continue a never-ending journey to bridge the meaning of those words to realities of our time. the patriots of 1776 did not fight to replace the tyranny of a king with the privileges of a few. or the rule of a mob, they gave to us a republica governme
NBC
Jan 21, 2013 7:00am PST
are parents, happy to abide by those rules. >> mrs. obama spent the first few months telling everybody i'm mom in chief. that is my job. it is possible to raise children in this incredibly intense spotlight and have them come out and be wonderful people and by all accounts, sasha and malia are having that experience, too. it's something that mrs. obama has talked about recently. i think i read a quote she said she's pleasantly surprised at how normal they are. so much so that the president notes they're not that interested in hanging out with him any more. this is a family enterprise. it's not the normal job where the parents and the children aren't connected through this. they have to go through this political experience. it's an incredibly intense spotlight. but by all accounts, these girls are flourishing. >> and i think about all of our friends coming in from texas and yale and sharing it with friends and i'm sure that's what the obama girls will do, too. so it becomes part of your life, part of what you would do, anyway, except for more people don't have a father that is
CBS
Jan 21, 2013 7:00am PST
. >>> here's what's coming up the rest of this inauguration day. at 10:40, the president and mrs. obama leave the white house for the capital. the inaugural ceremonies begin at 11:30 and include the ceremonial swearing-in of vice president biden. then at 11:55, president obama will be sworn in by chief justice john roberts. and at noon, the president will deliver his inaugural address. that will be followed by lunch at the capital. then around 2:30, the president leads a procession back to the white house where he and the first lady will watch the inaugural parade along pennsylvania avenue. down there among the people on the national mall is our national correspondent byron pitts. what do you see? >> good morning. 400,000 people were lucky enough to get tickets. they were members of the white house or the congress. about 30,000 people will sit closest to the podium. here in the same area four years ago. back then there was a great deal talk of race and the historical importance of the moment. i remember watching it, men and women wept as then president-elect obama took the oath of office. tod
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 10:00am PST
. >> vice president joe biden, of course, president barack obama were officially sworn in to their second terms. listen. >> so help me god. >> so help me god. >> so help you god? >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> thank you, mr. chief justice. thank you so much. >> congratulations. >> thank you, sweetie. >> hey. >> hey. >> thank you. >> i'm so happy. >> good job dad. >> i did it. >> you didn't mess up. >> turn to dan lothian, let's turn to dan lothian, on the white house lawn this afternoon. all right. one oath down. one to go. the one that everybody is looking forward to tomorrow. how did it go so far? >> that's right. the big ceremonial oath that will take place at the capitol but today the official oath taking place in the blue room at the white house. it lasted only about 30 seconds. the president surrounded by close family members and some friends. it went off without a hitch. it was interesting, after the 30-second swearing-in ceremony, the president hugs the first lady, goes to daughter malia who tells him, i'm happy. the president then telling his youn
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2013 10:30am EST
, but of course, he did, right around that spots, and mrs. obama, and walked a good stretch of the parade. it is a wonderful thing to see, the president and first lady walking down as of an avenue. i hope we will tomorrow, but we never know. >> security is very tight and you need certain color-coded as a for certain areas. we know that the president will walk at least along that stretch. lisa is on the phone from the vienna, democrat's line. >> good morning. weren and my self fortunate enough to attend the inauguration four years ago, the concert. at that time, he was 8 years old. my question to the speech writers, i am quite certain that you know a lot of history. for this particular president, an african-american president. for his birthright and everything else to be questioned, the racial disrespect that he received, have they ever read about other presidents, when doing research for a speech, where a president has faced so many racial undertones? >> being the first african- american president and the only african-american president, the only non-white male president in history
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 3:00pm EST
out in the "new york times" and she describes the obamas as a couple, but mrs. obama specifically sort of in a way more in the bubble than she even was she she started this whole journey four years ago, do you think that's the case. in some ways she's recognized that she's got to keep her close friends closer and it's hard to bring people into that bubble with her? >> when she was on the south side of chicago, she loved running errands to target. running errands is a little more difficult. she's very aware of her footprint. a few years ago when she was planning a family vacation out west. she recognized that so were other families. so it might be a huge inveengs to many other families planning vacations to national parks. she senses that. so she does, she does, that they have incredible friends, they do keep friends and family close, special times like tomorrow when so many people can join them, or even more special. >> she was very ambivalent about the president, running for the presidency. she and i sat down and we said very clearly in her interview years ago. has that changed.
CNBC
Jan 21, 2013 11:00am EST
roberts will administer the presidential oath of office to mr. obama. that comes just before noon eastern time. now, following the president's inaugural address will be another musical selection. this one by kelly clarkson, and a poem by richard blanco. reverend luis leon will give the benediction followed by beyonce. she's going to sing the national anthem, she had a baby, and she's going to perform at the super bowl. >> not to be upstaged, hampsto pearson is at the capitol. what are you seeing? >> beyonce got a much bigger cheer than i did. it was one of the more electric moments that just happened a few minutes ago when she and jay-z came in. you just missed the introduction of former president bill clinton and secretary of state hillary clinton and former president jimmy carter and wife roslyn. we are just minutes away from the arrival of, of course, the vice president, jill biden, and the president and first lady and their family. it's exciting. it's electric. we've got great weather, especially compared to four years or so here, and i have to say before the program sort of s
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2013 4:00pm EST
he won't get out of the car. he did, right around that spot and mrs. obama and walked a good stretch of the parade. it is a wonderful thing to see watching the president and the first lady walking. host: security will be extremely tight. this is the area of pennsylvania avenue that he was talking about. we'll cover it live tomorrow. lisa is on the phone from louisiana, democrats line. caller: good morning. my son and myself were fortunately enough to attend the inauguration four years ago and the concert. at that particular time he was 8 years old. my question to the speech writers, i'm sure by being speech writers you know a lot of history. for this particular president, he's an african american president and for his birth right to be questioned and so racial and the disrespect he received. have you read about other president's faced so much racial undertones? host: thank you, lisa. guest: being the first african american president and the only african american president and the only non-white male in history, he would be the only one to face that kind of scrutiny and confli
Current
Jan 21, 2013 7:00am PST
well as mrs. obama's mother take the stage. for many people, when the mother-in-law of the president actually moved into the white house, it seemed like the perfect moment for a sitcom. that never happened. but the president's daughters now we've watched them grow up in the white house under four years under the scrutiny of the public eye. i think sasha had the greatest moment of the entire campaign yesterday when after he took the oath of office, she could be audibly heard congratulating her daddy for not messing up. >> jennifer: you know what's ironic about that. i was of watching another program this morning. they were offended that the president after he was done said to his daughter, i did it. as though i did it. i got elected instead of i got through this without messing up. because -- >> jennifer: exactly. it wasn't a we built this moment but famously, four years ago, the president made some -- omitted some words in the oath of office which is why john roberts had to give him the oath of office again the next day. that coupled with the fact that this year, inaugurati
FOX Business
Jan 21, 2013 11:00am EST
. mrs. evers will lead us in the invocation. [ applause ] >> america, we are here. our nation's capital. on this day, january 21, 2013, the inauguration of our 46 president barack obama. we, at this time to ask blessings upon our leaders. the president, vice president. members of congress. all elected and appointed officials of the united states of america. we are here to ask blessings upon our armed forces. blessings upon all who contribute to the essence of the american spirit, the american dream. the opportunity to become what mankind, womankind allows us to be. this is the promise of america. as we sing the words of belief, this is my country, let us act upon the meaning that everyone is included. they fought and died for this country. may their spirit infuse our being to work together with respect, enabling us to continue to build this nation. and in so doing, we send a message to the world that we are strong. fierce in our strength. ever vigilant in our pursuit of freedom. we ask that you grant our president, the will to act courageously, but cautiously when confronted wit
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